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Posted: 9/1/2020
Job Reference #: 15500
Keywords: wellness

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Lincoln County Medical Center
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New Mexico


Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 0.900000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Nights

Directs and manages patient care and hospital operations in the absence of Department Directors and Administrator on the evening, nights, and weekend shifts.


Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of patient care hospital-wide for an assigned shift.

Acts as clinical resource by overseeing the delivery of patient care, directs and delegates patient care assignments to nursing staff working on the units based on acuteness of patient care needs and staff capability and anticipates future needs. Maintains clinically competent in providing direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.

Coordinates patients care through collaboration with the patient/family and other specialists of the healthcare team. Acts as multi-diciplinary liaison between the nursing department and ancillaries. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families and staff in accordance with hospital standards. Remains sensitive to spiritual and specific cultural patient needs, recognizes them and incorporates values into plan of care.

Assists with locating equipment, relieving staff as necessary, providing medications to nursing units after pharmacy is gone, ensures adequate staffing levels and schedules OR cases. Assures that medications and treatments are administered as prescribed by physician, clinical path or standard protocols.

Assists physicians with various procedures, treatments, surgical techniques or delegate/assign to other healthcare team members as appropriate. Delegates or assigns aspects of care to healthcare team members consistent with their role and responsibilities.

Effectively communicates with and assists other members of the nursing team and/or other disciplines. Actively participates in problem-solving and conflict resolution to maintain team cohesiveness. Demonstrates ability to assist others in resolving interpersonnel conflicts. Supports and maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

Participates in educational programs, self-management activities, current literature, inservice meetings and workshops. Acts in the role of nurse educator for staff, patients and families on medication, equipment, treatment, modalities and resources for inpatient care and discharge into community. Assists with the implementation of the changes as recommended by the committees. Assists in orientation of new staff or students.

Knowledgeable and participates in planning the nursing unit budget and assures quality patient care is delivered in a cost effective manner. Census manages according to patient acuity systems.


Education: Associate Degree

Credentials: Registered Nurse-NM

Competencies and skills:
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication


Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.


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